25 November 2009

dancing to johngy's beat

i am sure you are all aware of johngy's beat (if not, check it out - he's got pictures of himself with buck rodgers and the riddler, for goodness sake). he recently put out a call for some 'mike squires cards that should have been' and i sent him a 1986 topps card that i put together. for that minimal amount of work, johngy hit my want list with a fervor. let's see what mike squires hath wrought:

1960 topps dodgers backstopsbrooklyn native joe pignatano and john roseboro. i wonder why topps didn't include a similar card in this year's heritage. ausmus - martin?

1960 topps clem labinea closer before there were closers.

1960 topps carl furillo world series game 3furillo's two-run single in the bottom of the 7th broke a 0-0 tie. yes, back in the 50's you could hit a single and it would be commemorated on a baseball card.

1960 topps johnny podresand 1966 topps johnny podres podres' last dodgers card. he appeared in just 1 game for the dodgers in 1966 before being sent to the tigers.

1968 topps wes parker
from 1967 to 1977, dodger first basemen (parker and garvey) won every gold glove, except for 1973 (mike jorgenson). in fact, parker won 6 straight to garvey's 4. one reason why parker is on the rawlings all-time gold glove team. not bad for a guy who also got to play greg brady's teacher's boyfriend.

1975 topps mini nlcs (steve garvey)
garvey doing a pigpen impression. in my opinion, a better dust cloud card than this one, simply because of the subject matter.

1976 topps bob watson
a hit from my 1976 topps want list! awesome!

johngy also included a bunch of o-pee-chee dodgers, which i will showcase at some point in the future.

thanks johngy (and mike squires)!

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